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Brahms: String Sextets 1 & 2 - Lindsay String Quartet

Brahms: String Sextets 1 & 2 - Lindsay String Quartet

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“(1st Sextet) revelling in the work’s glorious fullness, but of course The Lindsays and colleagues are able to put heart and soul into the music while keeping a careful control of the overall balance … wholehearted character of the playing is a big advantage … (They all) delight us with a range of the most beautiful, transparent sonorities … both sextets have a compelling sense of direction – in the Second’s magnificent first movement, we can feel what a giant young Brahms had become.”

String Sextet No.1 in B flat, Op.18
[1] Allegro ma non troppo 14:48
[2] Andante, ma Moderato 9:42
[3] Scherzo (Allegro molto – Animato –
Tempo I – piü animato) 3:14
[4] Poco Allegretto e grazioso – Animato, poco a poco piü 10:21
String Sextet No.2 in G, Op.36
[5] Allegro non troppo 14:38
[6] Scherzo (Allegro non troppo – Presto giocoso –
Tempo I – Animato) 7:39
[7] Poco Adagio 9:17
[8] Poco Allegro – Animato 8:46

he Lindsays
Peter Cropper – violin;
Ronald Birks – violin;
Robin Ireland – viola;
Bernard Gregor-Smith — cello
with: Louise Williams – viola;
Paul Watkins – cello

Catalogue Number: ALC 1272
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 78:28 DDD 2004


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